Wastewater from Ohio train derailment could be processed at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Wastewater collected from the Ohio train derailment site could be headed to Maryland for treatment, Baltimore City and Baltimore County officials announced Friday afternoon.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said the city received a letter late Thursday from contractor Clean Harbors Environmental and Industrial Services, stating that the company is one of many sites across the country selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, treat and discharge the wastewater collected from rainwater at the city-run Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant in Dundalk.

Clean Harbors wrote in its letter: “Clean Harbors proposes to begin receiving this wastewater immediately once approval is granted. The initial known quantity currently loaded in rail cars is 675,000 gallons.”

This comes a month after a fiery train derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. The Associated Press reported there were no injuries in the Feb. 3 derailment, but half of the almost 5,000 residents of East Palestine, Ohio, had to evacuate for days when responders intentionally burned toxic chemicals in some of the derailed cars to prevent an uncontrolled explosion, leaving residents with lingering health concerns.

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